Friday, November 22 

Story Music Fun. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10-10:30 a.m. Listen to a story, sing songs, play instruments, and move your body to the music. For ages 0-4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity based on the weather and season, and then venture out to our adjacent conservation land or Discovery Woods. Recommended for ages 2-6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

The Bremen Town Musician. Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster as they become world famous musicians. Members $9, nonmembers $12.50. puppetshowplace.org.

Explore and Play. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Join unstructured play time with age appropriate toys and sensory experiences. For ages 2-4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Materials Play. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 11:30 a.m. Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers and their caregivers in the Art Studio. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Lantern Making. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-4 p.m. Come construct a one-of-a-kind lantern, before bringing them out during a lantern procession through Fairyborough at 4:15 p.m. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

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Saturday, November 23 

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival. Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Ave., Phillipston. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy an authentic New England harvest celebration with music, food, farm animals, locally produced crafts, and community togetherness. $2. redapplefarm.com

 

Mike the Bubble Man. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Through music, choreography, and comedy, Mike the Bubble Man brings bubbles of all shapes and sizes alive to the delight of audiences of all ages. Adults $13.50, children $10.50. coolidge.org.

Kitchen Ka-Boom. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Become a kitchen scientist with a new hands-on, kid-safe experiment. For ages 5 and up. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $13, youths $6, ages under 4 free. berkshiremuseum.org.

Everyday Engineering: SailMobiles. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Design a way to harness the power of wind as you build a simple vehicle that’s part car, part sailboat. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Thanksgiving Open Barn. Hardwick Winery, 3305 Greenwich Rd., Hardwick. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the start of the holiday season and sample food and artisan products from over 40 vendors. Visit farm animals and enjoy hayrides and games. Free. hardwickwinery.com. 

The Bremen Town Musician. Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster as they become world famous musicians. Members $9, nonmembers $12.50. puppetshowplace.org.

Corpse Bride. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Sit back and enjoy this music-influenced Tim Burton film following a young man after he inadvertently marries a corpse bride. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Festival of Trees After Dark. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 5-7 p.m. Explore the sparkling indoor forest of Festival of Trees 2019 after hours, when the galleries are lit only by the twinkling lights on each tree. Members $3, nonmembers $5, ages under 4 free. berkshiremuseum.org.

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Sunday, November 24

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival. Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Ave., Phillipston. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy an authentic New England harvest celebration with music, food, farm animals, locally produced crafts, and community togetherness. $2. redapplefarm.com.

Thanksgiving Open Barn. Hardwick Winery, 3305 Greenwich Rd., Hardwick. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the start of the holiday season and sample food and artisan products from over 40 vendors. Visit farm animals and enjoy hayrides and games. Free. hardwickwinery.com. 

The Bremen Town Musician. Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster as they become world famous musicians. Members $9, nonmembers $12.50. puppetshowplace.org.

Railers vs. Thunder. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 1:35 p.m. Watch as the Worcester Railers take on the Adirondack Thunder during this hockey game perfect for families. $15+. dcucenter.com.

Poetry and Music. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2-3 p.m. Enjoy a unique performance that integrates poetry and music from the styles of Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and more. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2:30 p.m. See the story of ‘The Little Matryoshka’ come to life by Picture Book Theatre using large string puppets in a family friendly performance. Members $4.50, nonmembers $5. carlemuseum.org.

Holiday Stroll. MarketStreet Lynnfield, 600 Market St., Lynnfield. 3-6 p.m. Scrumptious food sampling, interactive holiday decor, Ice Bar hosted by Notch Brewing, live entertainment, festive activities and a very special tree lighting led by Mr. Claus himself. Free. facebook.com.